Trump’s feedback about Afghanistan immediate dismay, requires clarification in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan authorities has referred to as for clarification of remarks made by President Donald Trump that he may finish the warfare in Afghanistan in a matter of days by wiping the nation “off the face of the earth,” though he wouldn’t achieve this.
Trump’s feedback within the Oval Workplace, forward of a gathering with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, got here amid rising issues that the Kabul authorities is being sidelined in discussions of the nation’s future.
“Given the multifaced relationship between Afghanistan and the US, the federal government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan requires clarification on the U.S. president’s statements,” President Ashraf Ghani’s workplace mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
“Whereas the Afghan authorities helps the U.S. efforts for guaranteeing peace in Afghanistan, the federal government underscores that international heads of state can’t decide Afghanistan’s destiny within the absence of Afghan management,” the assertion added.
Months of preliminary peace negotiations between American and Taliban officers geared toward ending the warfare have excluded the federal government, although the U.S. says Kabul’s eventual participation is necessary.
U.S. Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul Tuesday for talks with the Afghan authorities to map out subsequent steps within the peace course of, the State Division mentioned. Khalilzad may also meet in Afghanistan with civil society representatives, together with ladies’s rights teams, earlier than touring to Qatar to renew talks with the Taliban geared toward ending the US’ longest warfare.
Trump on Monday…